Naila Kabeer is professor of Gender and Development at the Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. She has over twenty-five years of experience in research, teaching, and advisory work in the related fields of gender, poverty, social exclusion, labor markets, and livelihoods and social protection. She has carried out extensive training and advisory work with national and international NGOs (including Oxfam, ActionAid, Women for Women International, BRAC, PRADAN, and Nijera Kori) as well as for a number of international development agencies (including the UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank, SIDA, NORAD, and UN Women). She is currently on advisory editorial committee for the journals Feminist Economics, Development and Change, Gender and Development and on the board of the Feminist Review Trust. Her most recent publications are Organizing Women Workers in the Informal Economy: Beyond the Weapons of the Weak (Zed Press) and “Can the MDGs Provide a Pathway to Social Justice: the Challenge of Intersecting Inequalities” (IDS/MDG Achievement Fund).